Former UNC football player indicted on 4 charges

Chris Hawkins

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A former University of North Carolina football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law was indicted on four charges Monday.

Hawkins was indicted on two counts of athlete-agent inducement, both felonies; for initiating contact with an athlete without being registered; and for being required to register.

His first court appearance is Oct. 13.

Hawkins was arrested in May for providing former player Robert Quinn thousands of dollars and helping him sell game-used equipment in 2010, along with improperly contacting a UNC player in 2013 to talk about representation.

UNC football player Marvin Austin talks to the media during his Carolina days (WNCN).
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Fourteen Tar Heels missed at least one game in 2010 and seven were forced to sit all season in a case that led to NCAA sanctions in March 2012.

Both probes focused largely on former players Quinn, Marvin Austin and Greg Little. But roughly 75 pages of unsealed documents include other examples, including ex-player Kendric Burney telling investigators in October 2013 that he received monthly payments from Hawkins while an eligible athlete.

Burney, who missed six games in 2010 for improper benefits from Hawkins connected to trips, said Hawkins paid him and other players for agent meetings, the documents state.

Burney said Hawkins arranged and attended his meetings with financial adviser Marty Blazer and agent Peter Schaffer — two people who exchanged hundreds of calls with Hawkins, according to phone records cited in the warrants.

 

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